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. yesterday the justice department filed an objection to judge virginia phillips' ruling earlier that said don't ask, don't tell is unconstitutional. lawyers argue that the judge would be overstepping her bounds by hauling a policy that is under debate in congress. now it's up to judge phillips to decide if she will issue an injunction to force an end to the policy or not. the white house later released a statement saying the filing is in no way diminishes the repeal of don't ask, don't tell. >>> well, for the first time in nearly a century the state of virginia has carried out an execution on a woman. last night 41-year-old theresa lewis was put to death for arranging the slayings of her husband and stepson in order to collect a $250,000 insurance policy. a lot of controversy around that one because some suggest she had mental handicaps that should have prevented her from being executed. >>> finally they do not call new jersey governor chris christie the wrecking ball for nothing. on wednesday he was in california for a campaign event for republican gubernatorial candidate meg whitman. 3,000
michael steele who yesterday kicked off his fire pelosi bus tour in virginia told republicans it's time to rally behind christine o'donnell. >> i don't know if she can win until we try. how can you claim defeat before you attempt victory? this makes no sense. it makes no sense. stop it. stop it. >> meanwhile, o'donnell herself is fighting back against those questioning her chances. specifically against former bush administration adviser karl rov rove. >> but i am perplexed by what is going on with karl rove. all he has do is go to my website and he can see those accusations that he is continuing to put out are not true. i am very perplexed. i wonder does he want a democrat in that seat? >> still, the obama administration is seizing on the chance to paint o'donnell's victory as bad for the republican party and good for democrats. >> if you look at what people like karl rove or people like the state gop chairman have said, the republicans in delaware nominated something that they don't think can win or as one of them said couldn't be elected dog catcher. >>> and yesterday, former presiden
that win against virginia tech. >>> in baseball, the rays dropped the red sox. the yankees lost against to the orioles. red sox are nine back. in the national league, if phillies booes beat the marlins to take the top spot over the braves for the first time since may. >>> strange game between the brewers and the cardinals last night. the umpire tosses pitching coach dave duncan for arguing balls and strikes. that's one thing. later in the bottom of the fifth, davidson ejects chris dickerson for passing his helmet after a called third strike. that's still okay. but he's not done here. in the seventh oinding, davidson says, i've gone after coaches, i've gone after players, he's going to start throwing fans out of the building. he goes to a fan behind home plate. can you do this? he throws a fan out of the stand for heckling. security comes down. a little thinned skinned, are we? security comes down, he had great seats, too. you hate to give those up. the fan was given a standing ovation by the brewers crowd. the brewers won the game, 4-2. >>> coming up at the top of the our on "morning jo
of tornadoes overnight eastern north carolina. norfolk and virginia beach are the areas of greater concern. the radar, all the green is the rain. the yellows and the reds are more thunderstorms that are moving through. d.c. to philadelphia is the worst of the drive, but new york city is about to get nailed. we're going to see the first bans of heavy rain pulling up through the tri-state area here during the next hour right as we start the heart of the rush hour. there's the area in maroon. flash flood warnings throughout the d.c. area. through philly and new york. it will be a rough day. this will be about a 24-hour event of heavy rain, gusty winds. new york city under a high wind warning. could see winds gusting to 50 miles per hour at times. the airports are going to be a mess. there's really no way around it. the morning commute will be hard enough. >> if you're traveling to d.c. from farther north get on the acela, is that your suggestion? >> trains will do well unless the tracks flood or a tree falls on them. not on the train. if they fall on the track and delay it. >> ugly day. >>> l
cuts. president obama took on mcconnell and boehner while speaking in virginia when he was taking questions about the economy. >>> they should definitely get an extension of the tax cuts of 2001 through 2003. we could get that done this week. but we're still in this wrestling match where john boehner and mitch mcconnell about the last 2% to 3% where on average where you make $100,000 for people making $1 million or more. >> president obama heads to philly today to deliver the second back-to-school speech. last year, the speech got some national attention. according to the text released by the white house last night, the president will tell students your future is in your hands, your life is what you make of it. and nothing, absolutely nothing is beyond your reach. last year, obama gave a similar televised pep talk at wakefield high school in arlington. but as you remember, that speech sparked controversy beforehand as critics suggested it could inject ideology into the classroom. they said he was spreading propaganda to children. >>> new surveillance video out of california shows
virginia who collected more than 30 signatures from other moderate democrats who want to preserve all the expiring tax cuts, including those for upper bracket earners. but pelosi does not seem to be budging, insisting the cuts should only remain for the middle class. >> is it fair to say you're not open to the one to two-year extension compromise. >> not for the wealthy, no. >> you made your position -- >> i made my position. again, we listen to our members. i think the president gave us exactly what we needed. clarity. and the public is with the president. >> meanwhile, fresh off her upset victory in delaware's republican primary for u.s. senate, christine o'donnell will speak at the values voters summit in washington. one of the nation's biggest gathering of conservative leaders. o'donnell will join a long list of republican stars, including some presidential hopefuls perhaps. mitt romney, mike huckabee, newt gingrich will be there. o'donnell will meet with national republican senatorial head john cornyn who initially said he would not back her race but later promised to give her th
gathering in virginia yesterday, president obama touted the new provisions and called out republicans who threatened to repeal the law. . >>> right now there is a political debate going on about should we maybe repeal the health care act or, you know, because this is part of big government and you've heard the republican leader in the house saying that's going to be one of our priorities chipping away at the health care act. why would you want to repeal something that congressional budget office says is going to save us a trillion dollars if you're serious about the deficit? it doesn't make sense. i mean it makes sense in terms of politics. and polls. it doesn't make sense in terms of actually making people's lives better. >>> later he will address the u.n. assembly to emphasize efforts his administration is making to promote peace and strengthen global ties. according to the white house, the president also expected to focus on u.s. efforts to restart the global economy to combat al qaeda and to pursue peace in the middle east. meanwhile, in new york city last night the president attended
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